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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Firehose Lava meets the Sea

I took a small boat tour to see the Firehouse Lava flow hit the Ocean. This is an incredibly rare phenomenon and it was sheer luck that I was able to visit the Big Island at this time. I had always wanted to see molten lava and when I did, it was exploding with fury into the sea. I got close ups, but this image gives a context to the flow and explosive nature of the lava as well as the beautiful day in the background.

TAGS: Hawaii

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Kelly Coursey Gray.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Volcanoes National Park Hilo Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America